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Old 09-11-2005, 04:27 AM   #1
petho
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Dual boot problem FC4


System: IBM Thinkpad T41p
OS: WinXP/FC4 (just upgraded from FC3 thus causing the problem)

Problem: Upon boot the GRUB screen comes up but is black and white instead of Blue as before update from FC3 to FC4.
WinXP boots fine but when choosing FC4 the following dialog appears:

Booting 'Fedora Core 4 (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)'
root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 vga=788 selinux=0
Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
Press any key to continue...

Suggestions on how to solve this problem are VERY welcome!

Many thanks in advance

Sincerely

Peter
 
Old 09-11-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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When you say "upgraded", what do you mean exactly? That's important. This term gets thrown around the wrong way sometimes. Did you upgrade from a running installation....or did you wipe FC3 out completely and start from scratch with FC4?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 04:43 AM   #3
petho
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OK, here's the story. First I intended to do a web-upgrade using yum, apt etc.. However I had to break that upgrade and run to catch a train (brining my laptop). So, then I downloaded and burned the CD:s and did an upgrade to FC3 without wiping out the FC3 that worked fine and has tons of installed programs that I didn't want to reinstall.
Hope that clarifies things!
Cheers
Peter
 
Old 09-11-2005, 07:04 AM   #4
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Hi petho,
I think that your hard drive may have someproblem since u just stopped ur upgrading in your way. so just boot from ur first disk( assuming that its bootable) and just mount it read only. after that issue the command "e2fsck /dev/hdX" where X is your hard drive partition ' ie... /. "e2fsck" will check any problems and fix it accordingly....
if problems persists feel free to contact.....................
vimal....
 
Old 09-11-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
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is your /boot directory in the /dev/hda1?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 10:05 PM   #6
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use mandriva, better and no problem
 
  


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